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Bruce Geier is the founder, President and CEO of Technology Integration Group (TIG), a leading supplier of value-added computing solutions.
After founding the company in 1981, Geier incorporated the business as PC Specialists, Inc. in 1983, and later adopted the dba of Technology Integration Group. His leadership focus mirrors the company’s mission – to earn a place as a trusted partner to clients, providing only the highest level of service, value and advanced technology to power their strategic business goals. TIG is a certified - minority-owned business and holds several enterprise contracts with major NMSDC corporate members including Sempra Energy, Cardinal Health and AT&T as well as important business partnerships with Dell, IBM and Hewlett Packard to name a few. TIG also holds major contracts with Federal agencies including GSA, National Institutes of Health, the Air Force, Dept. of Defense, the US Patent and Trademark office, and SANDIA National Labs among others. The company’s revenue topped $350 million in 2011 and currently has 23 locations, including an office in Shanghai, China.
Geier has been recognized on multiple occasions as one of the leaders in the computer technology industry, including receiving the VAR Business 500 Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2010 he was named a “Champion of Diversity” by DiversityBusiness.com and in 2007 was named the #10 Most Innovative Executive of the Year by Computer Reseller News (CRN). In the past, Geier has been recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year, by the US Business Administration-San Diego as the Small Businessperson of the Year, and he is often featured in computer industry journals such as CRN, on whose cover he has appeared. Geier was also co-chair of the NMSDC conference in San Diego in 2006.
Under Geier’s leadership, TIG was named Education Integrator of the Year by CRN magazine in 2010 and supplier of the year, Class 4 by both the Council for Supplier Diversity San Diego and by the Southern California Minority Business Development Council. A premier ISO 9001:2008 certified IT systems integrator, TIG is a leading diversity supplier to organizations nationwide. TIG is an award-winning Certified Minority Enterprise, certified Small Business, and a Corporate Plus® member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
TIG holds two charity golf tournaments every year, one in San Diego dating back more than 18 years, and one in Orange County. Proceeds from the tournaments benefit various charitable and not for profit organizations. Geier is also an active supporter of the Deacon Jones foundation, which offers scholarships for inner-city children. Committed to giving back to the communities that TIG calls home, TIG contributes to area K-12 schools, communities and not for profit entities.
Bruce Geier is a long time member of the San Diego Bowl Game Association Committee (Red Coats) that organizes and produces two major year-end college bowl games in San Diego—The Holiday Bowl and The Poinsettia Bowl. The Association strives to generate tourism, exposure, economic benefit and civic pride for San Diego and its citizens by presenting the nation’s most exciting and entertaining bowl games and festivals of events. Over 3 decades, these bowls have generated over one-half billion in economic activity for San Diego and the proceeds benefit local high school students with multiple scholarships to further their higher education.
Geier received his BS in Computer Science (Cum Laude) and Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Utah. Prior to founding TIG, he headed up the computer automation group of Ernst and Whinney in San Diego.
May 9, 2012
01: An Alarming New Pattern In Stocks
Brian addresses a new and very different pattern that has emerged in the stock market since the great crash of 2008 that is unlike anything he’s seen in his 29 years of managing portfolios. Stay tuned as he uncovers why attempting to diversify your stock holdings in this "new" market is much more difficult than in the past.
02: Stocks That Are Highly Correlated To The Index Are The Enemy Of A Diversified Portfolio
Find out why (post 2008 bailouts) companies of the S&P 500 trade in unison with each other and how government money printing has caused an aberration for investors. Learn how you can protect your family wealth in this "new" market.
03: The American Dream of Building A Successful Business is Alive and Well
Brian introduces a Southern Californian who exemplifies how to take advantage of the American dream of forging your own path and starting a business. Listen how CEO, President and Founder of Technology Integration Group (TIG) Bruce Geier, decided to leave a stable job at Ernst & Young to build one of America's premier technology integration companies.
04: Why Partnering With The Right Financial Players From The Beginning Can Be The Difference Between Success And Failure
Bruce Geier, who was named one of the “Most Innovative Executives of the Year” by CRN, discusses how to successfully build a brand by understanding and helping customers build their dreams. He also points out the importance of having strong financial partnerships with the right financial players from the beginning to improve your odds of success.